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stories of august nineteenth two w. . putin. misty w. news live from berlin with iran's economy on the brink leaders are taking desperate measures outraged iranians taking to the streets over rising food prices and a falling economy with new u.s. a chance to take effect this week the government is using harsh currency roles though that will only come in the sense of venezuela's president says he has survived a drone attack in the capital and out the blame game nicolas maduro says venezuelans living in the u.s.
or perhaps colombia are behind the apparent assassination attempt to have the u.s. response and talk to a correspondent in caracas. band playing . my schwager thanks for joining us. iran's government has announced major steps to ease foreign exchange transactions and allow iranians to bring in currency and gold this is a combat the expected effects of new u.s. sanctions which are set to take effect this week at an increasingly restless population and with the economy barely limping along it may be too little too late . it's the fourth time this year have taken to the street to protest they're angry about high prices and the government to choose iran's political leaders of leading the country into who and its mismanagement and corruption and now new u.s.
sanctions promised to make things even tougher. relations between the u.s. and iran have gotten worse three months ago president donald trump unilaterally pulled out of the iran nuclear deal and said he'd impose the toughest sanctions iran has ever faced a declaration of economic war against the islamic republic. since then iran's economy has plunged into chaos the collapse of the country's currency the reaal has accelerated it has now lost seventy percent of its value against the euro the government has banned many currency transactions since april the falling reale didn't just hurt currency holders food prices have risen by at least forty percent . and last week president trump further stirred the pot with a surprising proposal thank you very much thank you i would certainly made with iran if they wanted to meet i don't know that they're ready to have a hard time right now. but i ended the iran deal it was a ridiculous deal the response from iran's leaders was tepid but several
international media reported that the meeting could happen in new york at the next general assembly of the united nations but for now iran will have to see how it manages to cope with the new american sanctions. for more on this i'm joined now by eric randolph a journalist in teheran eric so as we just heard in that report the economy in iran is not doing well what does this mean for the average iranian well a lot of these problems have been around for a long time really is why hoping that the nuclear deal in twenty fifteen would bring in foreign investment but we're going to start you know in the economy in really powerhouse of. heart and now that it's falling apart at stuff from the not going to. the way that solves any problems for iranians jobless rates rising prices all sorts of problems with their currency the money the real issues that people have just lost faith in the government. issues and that's why we're seeing
a big run on the currency. speaking of the currency of the iranian veil has dropped in value dramatically over the past month so now the government has announced they're easing foreign exchange rules what do you make of this you know what they tried to fix the rate back in april and it was a disaster all that did was open up the black market speculators and people that political connections were able to use that in corrupt ways and that increased the anger on the streets even more interesting things today that we've seen the arrest of the central bank vice going to who's in charge of foreign exchange and there has been a real push to actually take judicial action against corrupt officials will see that to be a genuine positive to come out of all these problems for eric we've also been hearing about protests in several places around the country how does this make president rouhani look. was very hard for us to verify what's going on out there because the
reporting instructions that keep us closely tied to our own son iran is under pressure from all sides people who want reform of the frustrated but also his conservative opponents who say should never trust the united states and see the collapse of the nuclear do as proving them right we've had religious leaders today over the weekend saying that there needs to be more action against corrupt people in the government he's on pressure from all sides at the same time the establishment doesn't want to see him leave straightaway because there's no obvious alternative and they want to keep the system intact the first round of u.s. actions against iran they go into effect tomorrow how is this going to fax the economic situation as it stands. the sanctions are actually going on tuesday at midnight but these sanctions are going to have some impact on hitting things like the car industry the ability to buy planes some financial transactions the real
pain will come in november when iran will be blocked from selling oil and they'll beef. transactions for a central baghdad kid that's when it starts to lose the biggest part of its economic. industry and that's one move possibly see some of the real playing start at the moment so far it's a lot of anxiety a lot of fear it's not clear exactly what the economic impact will be the best in times ahead for everybody in this country. eric randolph thank you so much. another strong earthquake has struck the indonesian island of long book officials say at least thirty nine people have died and many more were injured the seven point zero magnitude quake struck the northern part of the early on sunday evening and earlier a tsunami warning has now been lifted officials say strong tremors damaged buildings along the island and in nearby bali last week another earthquake struck
lombok and killed at least sixteen people. after an apparent assassination attempt on venezuelan president nicolas maduro the blame game is underway but it also has what looks like a drone bomb attack during a military parade on saturday he is pointing the finger at colombians and venezuelan exile exiles living in the u.s. state of florida u.s. national security adviser john bolton pushed back on that accusation just a short time ago there was no u.s. government involvement in this at all just within the past couple of hours i've spoken with our charge a in caracas the head diplomatic official down there he and his staff arrived much of the night making sure that americans in venezuela were safe as of now now with respect to what happened last after noon look it could be a lot of things from a pretext set up by the door regime itself to something else analyse it to look at
how the alleged attack on foldit as venezuelan president i know it was speaking at a military parade in caracas. in full flow suddenly cut short. this footage broadcast live on state television shows the moment when an apparent explosion rocked a military parade sending hundreds fleeing on foot. the government declared it an assassination attempt. which i don't want to see on the explosions were heard which we have established as coming from multiple drone idea. and the fact that what i want to get people there on to not think it was an attempt on the life of the president of venezuela nicolas maduro but to put everyone the attack has failed. completely i mean. just hours later mudra gave a defiant speech speculating that the incident was
a right wing conspiracy with ties abroad into the sheehan i mean ten thousand or so i see not a movie there has been an attempt to assassinate me. i have no doubt that this all points to the extreme right in venezuela and in alliance with the right in colombia and that colombia's president juan manuel santos is behind this attempt i have no doubt. the socialist president has often accused the right wing opposition of plotting a coup but as the economy continues to weaken widespread protests have become one of the biggest threats to my duros administration for more we're joined now by correspondent osca schleicher who's in the venezuelan capital caracas have been some competing claims of involvement and responsibility tell us about the. yes through social media a group that calls themselves the t.-shirt soldiers released a memo claiming responsibility for the failed attempts against president who are
indicated in the memo the etc retired military group indicated this was part of a number ation called phoenix to house the government for violating the constitution however there is a lot of skepticism surrounding this plan because there's no way of proving whether it's real or not despite being backed by some journalists and we've also seen that six people have already been arrested what do we know about that well we know very little about the suspects in custody other than the government accounts that these six suspects were captured right after the attacks financial fleet the government also issued a warrant for the arrest of some of the other implicated in the attack including the explosives experts and the drone operator so mike dural blames columbia and people in florida out why would these parties want him dead as he alleges. well according to mike who wrote this plot against seven was aimed at sanitizing
his new economic measures we are heading in a few weeks to a new currency for business where the and you measure should distribute subsidize gasoline measures that have not gone over well with the public however both the u.s. and for whom you have player displays have said these players were absurd and possible pretext for the government's use of a suppressed social unrest with its has been increasing with each day some also if you're just good it's be an excuse to closer but there's one colombian go order through which millions of men and as long as i've been fleeing the crisis they can have the largest something american migration in recent history. and you mentioned a possible crackdown and the venezuelan opposition in fact has been warning that my daughter will make use this attack in his favor are we going to see a further political crackdown against critics. well yes it is expected and i would have said it's all going to solve the opposition broad front movement which is a new coalition has said yesterday's events could have been
a fortunate mistake for the government should start their crackdown against the opposition and have the coalition. is demanding proof of the drills and the attacks before the government continues with these accusations this is really turned out to be the story of the boy who cried wolf because my daughter has accused the opposition of a these twenty plots against his life but this is the first time we actually see something play out whether it was an assassination gone wrong or fortune that mistake is still to be decidable china last especially. thank you so much. and now let's check in on some of the other stories making news around the world south sudan's government has signed a final peace deal and power sharing agreement with the main opposition party the deal will form a unity government the country has been torn by civil war since two thousand and thirteen two years after it gained independence from sudan. twenty people
were killed after he's been to airplane crashed in the swiss alps the world war two aircraft smashed into a mountainside at an altitude of about two thousand five hundred meters after taking off from the cardinal the plane was carrying seventeen passengers and three crew. wildfires have grown stronger in southern portugal hundreds of firefighters were sent to battle a forest fire with the assistance of aircraft it's been one of the hottest weekends on record for the iberian peninsula the europe wide heat wave has been especially severe in both portugal and spain with temperatures exceeding forty five degrees celsius on saturday. in hockey ireland's fairy taro fairy tale world cup run ended with the silver medal after they were thrashed six nil by the netherlands in the final in london ireland's women had pulled off shock after shock topping a group containing hockey heavyweights india and england on route to the country's
first ever final in field sports but the dutch proved the better team dominating proceedings from the start to claim their eighth world title at the european championships in glasgow there was more joy for germany in the pool as floyd enveloped rock took the gold in the men's fifteen hundred meter freestyle the twenty year old clocked a national record of fourteen minutes thirty six point one five seconds to secure germany's second swimming gold of the weekend after their surprise win in the freestyle mixed relay. and there were six there was german success in the village from two s. cyclists dominic feinstein claims gold in the individual four thousand metre pursuit. of those evil of the vera to win germany's eighth cycling medal of the championships and a reminder of our top story this hour iranians are already up in arms about their economy now the government has announced plans to ease foreign exchange for rules in a bid to use the impact of u.s. sanctions set to take effect this week promised that to lift restrictions on the use of hard currency to buy goods. you're watching your news don't forget you can
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